The Potato Crop

Killagh More, Co. Galway

We sow about 2 acres of potato each year. During the winter months, manure called top-dressing is spread. In March the ground is ploughed and then harrowed to break up the lumps. The drills are done and the manure spread, the potatoes are cut into small pieces called slits, with an eye in each piece. When the potato stalks appear, they are moulded and during the summer months they are wed 2 or 3 times. They are also sprayed to prevent the blight from falling on them. They are sprayed with a mixture of blue stone and washing soda. They are dug in October and we help picking them.

Collector: Mary Curley

Informant: Unnown

Place: Killagh More, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas,

This page was added on 12/05/2017.

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